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By Jiyeoun Song

The earlier numerous a long time have obvious frequent reform of work markets throughout complicated commercial nations, yet lots of the current learn on activity protection, salary bargaining, and social defense is predicated at the event of the U.S. and Western Europe. In Inequality within the Workplace, Jiyeoun track specializes in South Korea and Japan, that have complicated hard work industry reform and faced the swift upward thrust of a break up in hard work markets among secure commonplace employees and underprotected and underpaid nonregular employees. the 2 international locations have carried out very varied options according to the strain to extend exertions industry flexibility in the course of monetary downturns. jap coverage makers, music unearths, have comfy the principles and laws governing employment and dealing stipulations for part-time, transitority, and fixed-term agreement staff whereas keeping broad protections for full-time everlasting employees. In Korea, against this, politicians have weakened employment protections for all different types of workers.

In her entire survey of the politics of work marketplace reform in East Asia, music argues that institutional positive factors of the hard work marketplace form the nationwide trajectory of reform. extra particularly, she indicates how the institutional features of the employment security approach and commercial family members, together with the dimensions and power of work unions, make certain the alternative among liberalization for the nonregular team and liberalization for all in addition to the measure of work marketplace inequality within the strategy of reform.

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Japan: Liberalization for Outsiders, defense for Insiders eighty four five. Korea: Liberalization for All, apart from Chaebo˘l staff 1. 119 end 162 Notes References Index 179 201 223 Tables and Figures Tables I. 1 1. 1 1. 2 1. three 1. four 1. five 1. 6 1. 7 2. 1 four. 1 four. 2 five. 1 adaptations in hard work industry reform Employment safeguard regimes for normal employees in Japan and Korea, precis ratings by means of 3 major parts significant legislative adjustments within the jap and Korean exertions markets, 1986–2011 Wage-setting associations Union association premiums and collective bargaining assurance Public spending on hard work industry courses and social protections Non-statutory social welfare spending by way of deepest sectors (% of GDP) assurance of social welfare courses in Japan and Korea, 2005 concept of work industry reform, inequality, and dualism percent of eastern organisations imposing early retirement application Japan’s hard work marketplace and social safety reform because the mid-1980s Korea’s exertions marketplace and social defense reform because the overdue Eighties five 25 27 35 38 forty forty two forty three fifty four ninety five ninety nine 131 Figures I. 1 1. 1 1. 2 1. three 1. four monetary progress premiums in Japan and Korea (real GDP development premiums) Employment security regimes for normal employees Employment safeguard regimes for transitority employees share of the non-regular group in Japan and Korea alterations within the team within the eastern and Korean exertions markets 12 22 23 30 32 ix x TABLES AND FIGURES 1. five 1. 6 1. 7 2. 1 2. 2 2. three 2. four three. 1 three. 2 four. 1 five. 1 five. 2 Gaps in firm tenure through enterprise dimension in Japan and Korea, 1981–2007 salary differentials throughout company dimension in Japan and Korea, 1981–2007 Seniority-based salary curve within the jap and Korean hard work markets percentage of the normal team in Japan and Korea OECD EPL Index for normal employment and regular firm tenure years standard company tenure years within the eastern and Korean hard work markets, 1981–2007 commonplace firm tenure years for jap and Korean male employees via age workforce variety of hard work disputes in Japan, 1970–2003 exertions ministers in Korea, 1961–2007 percentage of sturdy shareholdings and go shareholdings within the jap inventory marketplace, 1987–2003 Numbers of work disputes and workdays misplaced in Korea, 1986–2007 Unit exertions expense in Japan and Korea production, 1970–2009 33 37 39 fifty eight fifty nine 60 sixty two seventy one seventy six 86 124 one hundred twenty five Acknowledgments This ebook couldn't were accomplished with no the aid of various contributors and associations. i'm deeply indebted to numerous students within the division of presidency at Harvard collage, Torben Iversen, Susan J. Pharr, Jorge I. Domínguez, and Margarita Estévez-Abe, all of whom have supplied highbrow advice and ethical help through the years. Torben supplied me nice highbrow stimulation and demanding suggestion for this venture from the start, and he by no means misplaced self assurance in me even if i used to be wondering myself. His optimistic reviews and not easy questions about prior drafts driven me to sharpen my analytical framework, tighten empirical presentation, and advance extra generalizable arguments.

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